The State Lands Development Advisory Committee evaluates applications for grants in the State Lands Category of the larger Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program.

The grants provide funding to develop and renovate outdoor recreation facilities for the Department of Natural Resources and the Department of Fish and Wildlife.


  • Live in Washington
  • Have an interest in public policy
  • Enjoy finding creative solutions and appreciate other perspectives
  • Are interested in a variety of trail-based and general outdoor recreation activities


  • RCO will provide the training needed to evaluate grants
  • Stipends are available to eligible committee members

Time Commitment

  • Six to twelve hours for written review and evaluation, completed remotely every other summer (even years)
  • Policy feedback time commitment varies

2024 Dates

Written Technical ReviewMay 13 – June 5
Evaluation Introduction MeetingAugust 1
Written EvaluationAugust 1 – 30
Results MeetingSeptember 5

Committee Members

  • Michael Aronowitz, Seattle City Light, Seattle
  • Kurt Danison, Okanogan
  • Richard Davis, Trout Lake
  • Dave Erickson, City of Wenatchee, Wenatchee
  • Angie Feser, City of Edmonds, Edmonds
  • Matt Gibbons, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Olympia
  • Carol Hawkins, Medical Lake
  • Erin Komo, Mill Creek
  • Stephanie Margheim, Washington Department of Natural Resources, Castle Rock
  • Tony Mealy-Chapman, Olympia
  • Zach Pratt, Auburn
  • Alexandra Sullivan, Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission, Olympia
  • Judy Turner, Seattle
  • Fionna Velezquez, Centralia
  • Mary Kay Voytilla, Seattle